View Full Version : Customizing minis

30 November 2006, 05:23 AM
Firstly, I'm not a SW Mini gamer, though I am sorely tempted to pick up some...though I used to be a hardcore wargamer.
As soon as I heard about the SW minis (the new ones, not the old white-metal (lead?) ones, though I do have a few of those somewhere back in Blighty;)) I thought about converting and customising them...
so I wondered if anyone has done so?

For example taking a generic Jedi and repainting it to look like their own SWRPG PC...or as an EU Jedi (I don't know which characters have been mini'ed, but you could always make yourself a Jacen and Jaina Solo perhaps)...and of course then there's the fun of statting them :)

And even more so with the starships! Make some of those crazy TIE variants...or uglies (those wouldn't be too hard).

If anyone has customised some minatures, please post pics to show off your brush/knifework! :)

30 November 2006, 11:54 AM
Customizing SW minis is a major part of the hobby for some people over on the WotC board. Some of them are *amazing*.

I'll try and find some more links for you, but here's a good one.

There's a project going on on the WotC board called "The Lost Twenty." It's a fan-made, 20-character expansion set with full instructions for making each custom mini. It's still in progress, so all the directions aren't complete.

However, one of the major goals was that a customization newbie should be able to pick up the directions and make them.

The directions that are finalized can be found here (http://boards1.wizards.com/showthread.php?t=727878).


Here are some threads by some other good customizers:

CotF: http://boards1.wizards.com/showthread.php?t=719723
Adliv: http://boards1.wizards.com/showthread.php?t=692568
Abiwan: http://boards1.wizards.com/showthread.php?t=741796

1 December 2006, 07:13 AM
I customize minis all the time to suit specific characters, etc from my RPG and the EU into the Minis game or for RPG purposes... plus it's fun.

My current project includes both Sith and Jedi speeder/swoop riders based on the final Battle fo Ruusan in the Darth Bane novel. I don't have any actual pix of the battle or the riders but just the idea of Sith and Jedi on bikes was enough for me to buy up gobs of the Dark Hellion speeders on eBay and go to town with the project.